Travelers Rest attorney receives state's highest civilian honor

TRAVELERS REST, S.C. — Travelers Rest attorney Stephen Fulton Shaw has been awarded the Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina's highest civilian honor.

The prestigious award recognizes those who have made extraordinary and significant contributions to the life and well-being of South Carolina. Shaw authored and keeps current the annual editions of Shaw’s South Carolina Gun Law. He also organizes and chairs statewide gun law seminars for judges, attorneys, and CWP instructors where he brings the most recognized national litigators and instructors to our state.

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His book is the only one of its kind accepted into the libraries of the South Carolina Supreme Court, University of South Carolina College of Law, and the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy. It is also the only South Carolina Gun Law book accepted into Barnes & Noble stores with well over 10,000 books in circulation around the state.

The award, which was conferred by Governor Henry McMaster and presented by Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette, comes following the nomination of Rep. Mike Burns and Congressman William Timmons.  Shaw’s support came from all over the state, including Sen. Lindsey Graham and Charleston County Sheriff Al Cannon as well as leaders of 2nd Amendment groups, education, and law enforcement. 

Former Governor and current U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford remarked, “Because of Dr. Shaw’s willingness to step up and fill a need, South Carolians have a much-needed repository of information where they can educate themselves on how to lawfully practice their 2nd Amendment rights.”

The presentation was at SharpShooters Gun Shop and Range in Greenville, and joining Shaw, Evette and Burns were Rep. Adam Morgan, Rep. Jason Elliot, Sen. Dwight Loftis, and Sen. Tom Corbin.

“This recognition means a lot to me," Shaw said. "It’s inspired me to do much more. To have it presented by Pamela Evette of TR is the icing on the cake because I admire her so much.”

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